What Do I Need To Know About Airbrush Tanning?

Warmer weather means fewer clothing and more skin on display — for many, a fake tan is designed to keep them from shining like a pale beacon. Spray tans are more subtle and advanced than ever before. As long as you choose a famous tan artist and are properly prepared and cared for, you will end with a natural tan, which is beautifully sun-kissed. 

Here are spray tan tips, whether you’re leaving the application to an expert or doing it yourself at home:

  • Remember that the effects are gradual.

As the days progress, the self-tanner and spray tan becomes darker. The color takes a little bit to develop completely, so don’t be alarmed if you look inside the mirror and think that the results are not quite as you expected.

  • Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.

Hydrating your newly tanned skin is the best way to keep the color longer, because the color does not dry out and needs to be prematurely exfoliated.

  • Be ready to correct mistakes if you are a first timer.

The pigment left by the self-tanner or spray tans slowly fades as your top layer of skin regenerates, so that you can not only scrub it off. That’s why it can last for one or two week, and why you should be careful not to stay unnaturally bronzed for fourteen days. If you find patches and want to remove your tan, a self-tan removing mitt will do the trick by exfoliating your skin carefully. Self-tanner remover products are also available that require less energy.

  • Do not rub your skin dry.

Pat dry instead of scouring yourself with a towel after you come out of the shower to preserve your tan. The idea is not to exfoliate as long as you can to prevent the tan. For the same reason, avoid loofahs or rough washcloths.

  • Use a cream barrier.

Of course drier parts of skin, such as the Elbows, ankles and knees, will absorb more pigment so that they do not go too dark with protective barrier cream always before tan.

  • Use polish to protect your nail beds.

Although it is just a clear coat, polishing will help protect your nail beds, if it is of concern, against being stained with a tanning solution. Do not worry about ruining when you already have full manicure — you can also wipe it off after that.

  • Think of your clothing.

While many people decide to use a spray tan and self-tanner when wearing nothing, wear pieces that you do not mind ruining with rogue tanning solutions if you wear a bathing suit or underwear.

  • Shower and exfoliate before spray tanning. 

Remove your makeup, take a shower before applying a self-tanner. Use the body scrub to slur any dry, dull skin before you are in the shower to ensure that the pigment will smoothly adhere to the evenest results. In addition, avoid using body oil or oil lotions before you tan because it causes blockages and prevents the tan from developing.

Are You Looking for a Spray Tan You Can Trust?

Spray tanning at Simply Skin Esthetics in downtown Walnut Creek, California is an amazing experience our clients keep coming back for time after time. Why? Because we care and more importantly we provide spray tans that are safe and long-lasting. Airbrush tanning is a new and safe way of achieving a golden look without the risks of skin cancer, often associated with overexposure from the sun or from a tanning bed. Using an airbrush, a fine mist of bronzer is applied to the body. This tan lasts approximately 7 to 10 days depending on your lifestyle and skin type. Using moisturizer on your skin daily helps keep your tan looking great.That’s why our service is far superior to any you will find in the San Francisco East Bay Area.  We care, and it shows in our repeat clientele.  We feature HydraFacial, Ultrasound Facial, Signature Facial, Mens Facial, Express Facial, Treatments/Peels, Teen Facial and Back Facials! Interested in learning more or scheduling your first session? Contact us now to make your appointment!